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Black-ish creator Kenya Barris files a restraining order against his sister Colette


Black-ish creator Kenya Barris files a restraining order against his sister Colette amid fears ‘she’s going to harm’ his six children

  • The Girls Trip writer filed the temporary order to protect his family
  • He claims Colette may retaliate against his kids after multiple failed attempts to piggyback on his success
  • She wrote the book Claretta Street in 2016 and has boasted about creating a series and television opportunities 
  • The Coming 2 America writer documented years of alleged incidents in which Colette ‘piggybacked on his name’ 

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris filed a restraining order against his sister Colette.

The Girls Trip writer filed the temporary order amid fears ‘she’s going to harm’ his six children, according to TMZ.

He claims that Colette’s multiple attempts to launch her own shows and profit off of his name have been met with little success, and he now fears she may retaliate against his kids.

Trouble: Black-ish creator Kenya Barris filed a restraining order against his sister Colette

Trouble: Black-ish creator Kenya Barris filed a restraining order against his sister Colette

Kenya has six children with wife of 20-years, Rania ‘Rainbow’ Barris. 

The couple have battled their own differences in and out of court rooms, but most recently put a divorce on hold with a reconciliation.

The married couple on black-ish played by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross is loosely based on the Barrises, and Kenya Barris has said in interviews that the recent relationship struggles seen on the show have reflected his own. 

The Coming 2 America writer documented years of alleged incidents in which Colette ‘piggybacked on his name and their familial relationship to hook herself up with opportunities in Hollywood.’

Issues: He's 'asking a judge to enforce a court-ordered shield of protection so she has to stay away from him and his family and cease communication'

Issues: He’s ‘asking a judge to enforce a court-ordered shield of protection so she has to stay away from him and his family and cease communication’

Writer: She wrote the book Claretta Street in 2016 and has boasted about creating a series and television opportunities

Writer: She wrote the book Claretta Street in 2016 and has boasted about creating a series and television opportunities

He’s ‘asking a judge to enforce a court-ordered shield of protection so she has to stay away from him and his family and cease communication.’ 

She wrote the book Claretta Street in 2016 and has boasted about creating a series and television opportunities.

Kenya ‘alleges Colette recently sent him a legal demand letter’ which states he must fund a movie project in the amount of $4million to bring her book to life on the big screen.   

Action! Kenya wrote a host of successful films, including The Witches, Girls Trip, Soul and Coming 2 America

Action! Kenya wrote a host of successful films, including The Witches, Girls Trip, Soul and Coming 2 America

Colette is reportedly upset with Kenya for his lack of help in getting her own projects off the ground.

Kenya described several instances where his sister used his name, which caused some executives to feel ‘pressure to help Colette due to pending projects with him.’ 

He also claims she has ‘demanded he take care of her and their extended family with cash.’  

Star power: Kenya wrote a Cheaper by the Dozen remake with Gabrielle Union and is currently working on Uptown Saturday Night with Kevin Hart

Star power: Kenya wrote a Cheaper by the Dozen remake with Gabrielle Union and is currently working on Uptown Saturday Night with Kevin Hart



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